O’Connor, a Springfield resident, previously worked for the Springfield Redevelopment Authority as a housing inspector from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he began his career with the City of Springfield as a code enforcement housing inspector. In 2006, O’Connor moved to serving as a zoning inspector for the city. O’Connor holds a led paint determinant license and attended Westfield State College studying Business Management. O’Connor will start Monday, June 13, 2022.
Mayor Sarno states, “Congratulations to Keith O’Connor. Keith has been a longtime Code and Zoning inspector for the City of Springfield, with over twenty-seven years of experience, and is well-versed to take the reins as our new Deputy Director of Housing Code Enforcement. Keith is a good guy and has proven himself to be a dedicated employee serving our residents and business community. I have the full confidence that he’ll be able to hit the ground running and continue our ongoing proactive attack on code enforcement matters in our neighborhoods. I want thank and wish Dave ‘Air Strike’ Cotter a happy and healthy retirement. His professionalism and dedication was admirable - he was always fair and understanding but strict when he had to be.”